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Hello there, I'm 17 years old and I've been getting barthoin cysts for just over a year now and I've been getting them every month, sometimes two a month. Anyway, after 3 tries we finally got it at it's peak and headed up to A&E, they took me up the the gynaecologist ward where they inserted a word catheter. I have a few questions I'm hoping you can answer. I was wondering if anyone could tell me roughly the recovery time for it, they said I'd have it for a month, maximum unless it falls out itself, but they never mentioned anything about the extreme pain I'm feeling. I the most I can do is sit or lie on my side, and even then it's very difficult to get there, to walk I have to use crutches to support my weight because it's almost unbearable to walk on my own! Does this last until it's out or is it a matter of getting used to it? I have college and I don't want to be off for a long time as there's a lot of pratical assessments in the course and I don't want to be missing out on that. And if I return to college while the catheter is still in place, what's the best clothing to wear? Thank you in advance!
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